[erlang-questions] HTTP client for OAuth

Rad Gruchalski <>
Wed Feb 24 23:15:47 CET 2016


Hackney is really decent. I used it for one of my projects and would definitely recommend!










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On Wednesday, 24 February 2016 at 20:01, Garrett Smith wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 10:49 AM Benoit Chesneau < (mailto:)> wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 4:49 PM Garrett Smith < (mailto:)> wrote:
> > > I'm taking time off from typing -module attributes to focus on my backlog of other important problems...
> > >  
> > > I'm interfacing with various OAuth providers within an Erlang application and I need a simple HTTP client. I've poked around the ecosystem and have learned that HTTP clients are the new MySQL clients in terms of which-one-to-freakin-use.
> > >  
> > > As I'm using this for user auth, memory and performance are considerations, though far behind stability and actual-workingness.
> > >  
> > > (In the interest of the later, I'd traditionally wrap OS curl processes because curl is known to actually work, but that _might_ not be feasible as the application grows. Come to think of it, I'm going to start with a curl wrapper and iterate by measuring, so never mind.)
> > >  
> > > I'd love to learn from the field experience of others. Is anyone really, really happy with the HTTP client he or she is using for semi-heavy loads like user auth?
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> > Well I would advise hackney of course :) The pool part is completely optional  and it will be gone in the week release anyway. It's used as a large scale in some companies handing millions of connections. It provides you a REST client API, streaming (transparent or not) and so on.  
>  
> I'll probably come around to this, but I was initially surprised by the four, or maybe it was five, even six additional apps that came along with hackney. Are you sure it isn't an HTTP _server_? :p
>   
> >  
> > If you want to do in a minimal way, I extracted the parser in a library:
> > https://github.com/benoitc/nplib/blob/master/src/nplib_http.erl
> >  
> > and then uses it with gen_tcp.
> >  
> This is interesting - I'll take a look!
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